"I watched a lot of silent directors who were absolutely great like John Ford and Fritz Lang, Tod Browning, and also some very modern directors like The Coen Brothers. The directors take the freedom within their own movies to be melodramatic or funny when they chose to be. They do whatever they want and they don't care about the genre."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Michel Hazanavicius on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Michel Hazanavicius on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Michel Hazanavicius on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Michel Hazanavicius on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Michel Hazanavicius on Elbert Hubbard
"I think we are at the very beginning of high changes, not only in terms of digital film, but in the way the movies will be screened, whether they'll be screened on phones, on computers - on everything."
"I try to respect the rules of the silent movies and I tried to make signification to make sense, and also the crew were very good and the fact that we shot in LA in the real Hollywood, studios and houses. We shot in the bed of Mary Pickford, and you cannot be any more accurate than that, so that helped a lot."